The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Patna, has once again been entrusted with the responsibility of facilitating the Central Seat Allocation Process. The Central Seat Allocation Board (CSAB) is responsible for filling seats in Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs), other Government Funded Technical Institutions (GFTIs), as per the All India Rank (AIR) merit list.
The technical institute in Bihar’s capital was given this responsibility in 2015 as well. An official from JEE Unit told PaGaLGuY that earlier NIT, Trichy was selected as the in-charge institution to facilitate CSAB 2016. But NIT, Trichy was not deemed fit, following which NIT, Patna came back in the picture.
The Institute will be responsible for procedure and schedule for seat allocation, finalisation of resource centres and help centres and making necessary arrangements at those centres. The other responsibilities include printing of brochure, designing on-line choice filling forms, maintenance of the website, distribution and collection of seat choices on-line, laying down of procedure for verification of certificates and credentials, and any other task(s) related to counselling and allocation of seats against the AII-India quota.
An official from the management of NIT, Patna said, “Our process will start only after AIR list is declared, and the CSAB website goes live around June last week.”